The Lucerne police should become more mobile and patrol more. That is why around half of the 32 posts are to be closed. So, the management's plans.
The Lucerne police are planning to close half of their police posts. There are currently 32 police posts.
Instead of the police station, more patrols should be on the way. According to security director Paul Winiker, these are much more useful than small posts in the villages, which are usually not even continuously occupied.
Every small item should now be checked. However, there should still be one main post in each region of the canton. A few more posts are planned at strategically important locations.
At the Lucerne police force, half of the police posts are to be closed in the next few years.
By concentrating on larger posts, more patrols should be on the move. These are more useful than small posts in the villages.
But nothing has been definitely decided yet. The canton now wants to involve the municipalities first. The canton parliament has the final word.
There are currently 32 police posts in the canton of Lucerne, which are spread across the canton. As the “Regionaljournal Zentralschweiz” reports, there will only be half as many items in a few years' time. To this end, more patrols should be on the way across the canton.
The employees of the Lucerne police were informed of the dismantling plans at the end of 2021. Lucerne security director Paul Winiker told the “Regionaljournal Zentralschweiz”: “Our stationing concept comes from the 1970s, we have to rethink it.” That is why every small item is scrutinized and checked carefully to see whether it is still needed. However, there should still be one main post in each region of the canton. A few more items are planned in strategically important locations.
Mobility has priority over stationing
However, services should not be reduced as a result. By concentrating on larger police posts, more police officers could be sent on patrol. Winiker went on to say: “The police must be more mobile so that they can be where they are needed as quickly as possible in an emergency. Patrols are of much more use to us than small posts in the villages, which are usually not even continuously manned. ” An increase in staff is also planned.
This reform was decided by the management of the Lucerne police under the name “Organizational Development 2030”. The Lucerne government also wants to involve the municipalities in the process. The deal then comes before the responsible commission of the cantonal parliament.
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